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Meet Viki Brown of The Healthy Vixen in Woodland Hills

Today we’d like to introduce you to Viki Brown.

Viki, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
Since I was a little girl, I’ve always wanted to help others through service. I was also the girl who wanted to see the good in everyone, always there with a compliment. I loved making people smile, especially women! It made them feel good, and I loved the warm feeling I felt inside. As I got older, I continued to see the good in others but I was less vocal about it. I became overly self-conscious and reserved. Societal pressures of conforming and trying to fit really got to me.

As I got older I started searching for different things to fulfill me that were fun. In my mid to late 20’s I started an embodied feminine movement practice at S Factor that was unlike anything I’d ever heard of. Within this practice, I found a safe space where I could be myself, speak my mind, build community with other women, and fully love all parts of my feminine body. The most important thing I gained from this, was learning to see and appreciate the beauty in all women’s bodies. I became a teacher of the movement because I wanted to help other women appreciate and love their bodies and have a feminine community that supports them.

This led me to becoming a Healthy Body Coach where I help women really get to know their bodies and learn to love and appreciate all parts of themselves.

Has it been a smooth road?
The road has been a little rough, but I know that’s what has made my life so much more rewarding and rich. My biggest challenge in life was moving to LA about five years ago. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. It was a culture shock with how laid back the city is and the people are so different than what I’m used to. (I’m originally from Mississippi and spent a decade in Texas). Also, learning to navigate the city wasn’t easy. However, the challenges I faced in my first year were what helped me love the city so much.

Even though the road has not been smooth, I found that the best thing upon moving here was having a community of friends for support. As I get older and busier, I don’t go out as often as I used to so I don’t meet many new people.

I love that in LA I have complete freedom to live life the way I want. There’s no pressure to figure everything on society’s timeline. I can slow down and decide what I truly want for myself and for my life. Currently, I’m in my mid 30’s and I’m now clear on what I want to be doing with my life. Before I moved here there was a lot pressure to have it all figured out by now with a husband, kids, and a house.

While living here and taking the time to really discover who I am, I feel I’m truly on the path to being the woman I’ve always wanted to be. A woman who is patient with herself, has compassion for others, and lovingly accepts herself as is.

So, as you know, we’re impressed with The Healthy Vixen – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of and what sets you apart from others.
There are a lot of women in this world who don’t like themselves, or their bodies, and they don’t trust other women. They are so unhappy with their lives. I feel it’s time to change that. As a Healthy Body Coach, I help women understand the importance of and take action on caring for their bodies, all parts of it. I do this in either one-on-one or small group coaching sessions. We work together to create an engaging, achievable, and sustainable action plan that includes healthy eating, self-esteem building, accountability, movement and exercise, meditation, and self-care–all designed to help women Feel Great Naked.

I believe that in order for women to live the life of dreams, they must start by taking care of the bodies. One of the things I’m proud of is creating a safe space for women to be themselves and go deep to uncover the things holding them back from creating the life they truly want.

Let’s touch on your thoughts about our city – what do you like the most and least?
What I love most about my part of LA is how quiet it is. The energy is very calming. The beach is close by, and there are mountain views all around. Also, you can’t go wrong with the weather. The city has ideal temperatures year round.

My least favorite thing is the traffic. It takes me at least an hour to get anywhere in LA.

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